FuXi v0.6 - Rearchitected / Repackaged

I've been experimenting with the use of FuXi as an alternative in situations where I had been manipulating application-specific RDF content using Versa within a host language (XSLT). In some cases I've been able to reduce a very complex set of XSLT logic to 1-2 queries on RDF models extended via a handful of very concise rules (expressed as N3). I'm hoping to build some usecases to demonstrate this later.

The result is that I've rearchitected FuXi to work as a blackbox directly with a 4RDF Model instance (it is now query agnostic, so it can be plugged in as an extension library to any other/future RDF querying language bound to a 4RDF model). Prior to this version, it was extracting formulae statements by Versa queries instead of directly through the Model interfaces.

Right now I primarily use it through a single Versa function prospective-query. Below is an excerpt from the README.txt describing it's parameters:


prospective-query( ruleGraph, targetGraph, expr, qScope=None)

Using FuXi, it takes all the facts from the current query context (which may or may not be scoped) , the rules from the <ruleGraph> scope and invokes/executes the Rete reasoner. It adds the inferred statements to the <targetGraph> scope. Then, it performs the query <expr> within the <qScope> (or the entire model if None), removing the inferred statements upon exit

FuXi is is now a proper python package (with a setup.py) and I've moved it (permanently - I hope) to: http://copia.ogbuji.net/files/FuXi

I was a little unclear on Pychinko's specific dependencies with rdflib and cwm in my previous post, but Yarden Katz cleared up the confusion in his comments (thanks).

The installation and use of FuXi should be significantly easier than before with the recent inclusion of the N3 deserializer/parser into 4Suite.

Chimezie Ogbuji

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